FdSc Assistant Practitioner Level 5
This foundation degree is designed to provide you with a direct route to becoming an Assistant Practitioner within the NHS or other health and care organisation, or alternatively form the basis of your studies for preparation to work in a variety of other healthcare professions. The Assistant Practitioner role is essential to the future development of health and social care, and completing this foundation degree will quality you to work at Band 4 within the NHS.
The foundation degree is an innovative programme boasting connections with a range of placement environments, enabling you to access a range of real-life situations in both clinical and community settings, in addition to access to our simulation suite.
The embedded work-based approach to this programme will enable you to specialise in one area of practice within the health sector, communicating effectively and developing skills which will allow you to flourish both academically and in the workplace.
- We consider a variety of qualifications and relevant experience, and each application is assessed on its own merit.
Year 1 modules:
Preparing for Clinical Skills – 20 credits
Clinical Practice (1) - 40 credits
Anatomy and Physiology - 20 credits
Principles and philosophies of healthcare - 10 credits
Person centred care - 10 credits
Therapeutic interventions - 10 credits
Effective communications - 10 credits
Year 2 modules:
Approaches to mental health and equality - 20 credits
Clinical practice (2) - 20 credits
Evidence and application of research - 20 credits
Public health and equality - 20 credits
Principles and skills for assistant practitioners - 20 credits
Plus an optional module from one of the following*:
Long term conditions
Acute and critical care: foundations for practice
Speech and language therapy
Advanced holistic mental health practitioner
Intensive care practitioner
Specialist residential practitioner
* Please note, optional modules are dependent on demand and placement availability and may not run every year
"The course was local and exactly what I needed to further my career. When I opened my results I felt so happy and very proud of myself, gaining a first was a result of both the hard work and the guidance I received from the course team. I can now fulfil my ambition of opening a kindergarten abroad."Ben Steadman